About

Colijn Strydom is a visual artist living and working in Cape Town. He studied Fine Art at the University of Pretoria and completed his MA (Visual Arts) at Stellenbosch University in 2008. He works primarily in the fields of drawing and painting.

He has exhibited throughout South Africa, with his latest solo exhibition being at 99 Loop Gallery in Cape Town. He has taught at Stellenbosch University, the Ruth Prowse School of Art and has been a guest lecturer at the Michaelis School of Art.

Strydom’s subject matter is diverse and draws from literature, history and popular culture. Despite this eclecticism, there is throughout his work an interrogation and dialogue with his own masculine Afrikaner identity. Strydom likes to use humour and irony. The realm where spirituality and politics intersect interests him, as well as drawing and painting as subjects in themselves.